Paul Giamatti’s The Rhino in ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Because Black Electro Wasn’t Enough
In case you thought the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man was going to play it cool and not cram a bunch of villains in like Spider-Man 3 did, killing the franchise (I’m kidding. Tobey Maguire’s face did that. His stupid, stupid face.), surprise! Paul Giamatti is going to be The Rhino now on top of Jamie Foxx’s Electro. Via THR:
The role is a dream part for Giamatti, who in the past has said The Rhino was one of his favorite characters when he was a boy.
“I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid,” he told ShowbizSpy in March 2011. “It was a guy who was basically in this rhinoceros outfit, and I always thought, ‘Why don’t they have The Rhino in one of their movies.’ But maybe The Rhino wasn’t that big of a deal for anybody but me. … If they ever go with The Rhino, I would be ready and waiting.”
So, wait, they’re just casting people who say their favorite Spider-Man villain out loud? GWEN STACY’S TAMPON! Boom! Suck it because that’s really all I had to say about this whole topic. So here’s James Franco talking shit on The Amazing Spider-Man because he’s le dicknose artiste now:
“I mean, they could have strayed a little bit more from the original. It was like, ‘Why?’ I guess they made a lot of money. Congrats. Good for them. Sam and I moved on. We made Oz.”
And by Sam he means Sam Raimi who was fired from making Spider-Man 4 which wouldn’t have even starred James Franco because his snowboarding Hobgoblin, oh I dunno, fucking died. But, you know, they “moved on” to more artistic endeavors of farting out a Wizard of Oz prequel. Sacre bleu le cinema verite!